With a degree in International Relations and whack of experience living abroad, it’s safe to say I’m a culture junkie – fascinated by the mesh and collision of cultures they call globalization. Always ready to immerse myself into the things I love, I have had a fair share of travel adventures under my belt, including a yearlong stay in France, and a 5 month stay in Brazil. I love experiencing and learning about cultures and languages from the street level and I’m always humbled by the process of adapting to and living in another environment. I’m a big believer that the best learning always comes when we’re outside our comfort zones, the aspect of my international experience that I value the most.
I’ve got love for the west coast running through my veins – by that I mean I grew up among the mountains, oceans, lakes and rivers that make up this incredible temperate rainforest region. I love doing most things that gets me moving outside, particularly running and hiking. I am also passionate about environmental sustainability and social justice, and have donated (and continue to donate) my time, skills and funds to various causes and organizations. On a deeper level, I believe that the responsibility to contribute to something greater than ourselves is inherent to us all. Not to mention, it does do the soul a whole lot of good! I strive to continue to contribute in as many small and big ways as I can in my life.
In my free time, you can often find me exploring the many lush, green spaces of coastal British Columbia or keeping my hands busy with a recipe or something crafty.
I’m a curious and open-minded individual with a real adventurer’s spirit. I have a knack for languages and am enamoured with words, geeking out on everything from literature to spoken word and hip hop. I’ve been told I’m a great listener. I believe in approaching most things in life with equal parts common sense, empathy and healthy sense of humour.
I am currently based out of Vancouver, BC on the beautiful west coast of Canada.